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Wanblee Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier has sentenced a Wanblee, South Dakota, man convicted of Assaulting a Federal Officer. The sentencing took place on December 20, 2022.

Steven James Quiver, 46, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Quiver was indicted for Assaulting a Federal Officer by a federal grand jury in April of 2021. He pleaded guilty on August 19, 2022.

The conviction stems from Quiver assaulting an Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety Officer, who had been dispatched to Quiver’s residence on February 11, 2020. Quiver strangled and threatened to shoot the officer. After ignoring repeated commands to comply, Quiver was tased by the officer and taken into custody.

This case was investigated by the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety. Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama prosecuted the case.

Quiver was immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated January 4, 2023

Violent Crime
Indian Country Law and Justice